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Faculty Guide

A quick guide to the Hunter College Libraries for all faculty members.

Librarian subject specialists

The Libraries' subject specialists work collaboratively with Hunter College departments and faculty to integrate knowledge of information literacy and research methods into courses and programs.

Librarians as course builders

Librarians can serve as a course builders within your BlackBoard site by providing valuable research help to your students. 

Collaborate on assignments

Librarians can provide assistance in creating, and even grading, effective research assignments. Click this link to see an example of a library research assignment for graduate students in public health. 

Research consultation referrals

Individual research consultations with librarians are also available for your students. These sessions are especially helpful for assistance with complex, in-depth research assignments. These sessions are available by request at least 2 days in advance.

Research Toolkit

The Research Toolkit addresses problems like stating a research question, locating sources that address the research question, and reading a scholarly article effectively. It includes workseets, videos, and interactive excercises that may be linked to or embedded in a course website.

Request a course-specific research guide

Librarians can create guides that will help students navigate the information resources available in a particular subject area or related to a topic. Here are some examples:

Costuming for the Stage

Art and the Zabar Library

Schedule classes with a librarian

Librarians offer visiting lectures, workshops, webinars, and classes in the library labs. These can be one-shot sessions, or multiple sessions throughout the semester. To schedule instruction sessions, complete this class request form.


The Libraries' Reserves Services include:

* Placing books & articles on Course Reserves

* Embedding electronic articles and eBook links into course sites

* Copyright & Fair Use information

For further information contact:

Cooperman Library, Main Campus:


Jeanne Yan
212-772-4160 or


Health Professions:



Donna Braithwaite
212-481-5117 or


Social Work/ Public Health:



Jeanne Yan
212-772-4160 or


For more information about copyright, contact:

Malin Abrahasson, Copyright Assistant

Phone:   212-772-4169

or go to (C)opyright @CUNY


General questions or concerns may also be directed to:

Danise Hoover, Head of Public Services
Phone: 212-772-4190